Food Lover Events: October 2017



Rent A Party on Wheels!

SC Pedal Parlor | 803.302.7750

ppDid you know, you can rent the hottest vehicle in town for your next celebration! Great for bachelor(ette) parties, birthday parties, work parties, family reunions, or just for fun! Call SC Pedal Parlor for rates and details. More here.



Soter Vineyards Wine Flights at Cellar On Greene

Wednesday, October 11 | 5 – 10pm | 2001 Greene St., Ste D

Sip on three varieties from Soter Vineyards! Featuring North Valley Vineyards Chardonnay & Pinot Noir, and Planet Oregon Pinot Noir, all at a crazy-low price! Hosted by Advintage Distributing and Cellar On Greene More here.

South Carolina State Fair

Wednesday, October 11 – Sunday, October 22

It’s Fair time once again! Come to the fair October 11-22 for all of your favorite attractions, entertainment and of course, eats! See their newest culinary additions, like the Fried Bologna Burger and Southern Catfish Sundae, here.

Restaurant Week Columbia

Thursday, October 12 – Sunday, October 22

Restaurant Week Columbia is a mouth-watering restaurant promotion showcasing the very best in Columbia cuisine! During October 12 – 22, restaurants offer meals featuring signature dishes, created by top chefs at reduced prices. See a list of participating restaurants and activities here.

Tea & Chocolate Pairing | The Market Tea Room and Country Store

Friday, October 13 | 6:30 – 7:30pm | 322 Little Brooke Lane, West Columbia

suhyeon-choi-193186 (1)This special event is hosted by The Market Tea Room and Country Store and Evolution through Chocolate, and will be offering the following tea and chocolate pairings for your enjoyment: Cranberry Black Tea with a Cranberry Truffle, Pumpkin Spice Tea with a Pumpkin Truffle, Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea with a Cinnamon Truffle, and Spiced Apple Chai Tea with a Caramel Truffle. Tickets are only $14, but seating is limited! Get your tickets here.


Just Sweet Karma at Michael’s Cafe & Catering

Friday October 13, 2017

Enjoy fine dining and fabulous live music from Carlos and Sheila of Just Sweet Karma! From 6pm – 9pm.Michaels Cafe

BBQ, Bluegrass & Bluejeans | Benefit for Fairfield Memorial Hospital

Friday, October 13 | 6-9pm | The Farm at RidgewayBBQ+Bluegrass+&+Bluejeans

This benefit will feature dinner and bar, live and silent auctions, and live music by The Twang Bombers featuring Susan Douglass Taylor. Purchase tickets here.

Jam Room Music Festival

Saturday, October 14 | Main & Hampton Streets

jrColumbia’s premier music festival is back! Highlights include musical guests Guided by Voices and Hiss Golden Messenger, with food by Village Idiot Pizza, Drip on Main, Blue Ridge Island Noodles, Crepes & Croissants, The Wurst Wagen, Drake’s Duck In, Happiness Bomb & KC’s Hotdogs. Also featuring local beers from Palmetto Brewing, Catawba Brewing Company and Hi-Wire Brewing, plus a beer garden with Wicked Weed, Goose Island, Stella Artois and more. After Party will be held at Art Bar. More here.

2017 Lexington Craft BeerFest

Saturday, October 14 | 6 – 10pm | Icehouse Amphitheater, 107 W. Main St., Lexington

Lex Beerfest LogoSample regional craft beers and grab a bite from local restaurants at the 2017 Lexington Craft Beerfest, hosted by the Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center! Featuring live music by Fantasy and food vendors Old Mill Brewpub, Tin Lizzy’s Columbia, Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar, The Wolf Pizza Co, and the Lexington County Blowfish providing a cook-out style menu. See the huge list of participating breweries here. All food items will be priced at 5 tickets or less. Food tickets will be available in the festival at $1 each and can be used at any of our vendors listed above.. Tickets include a commemorative glass. Tickets here.


Saturday, October 14 | 6:30pm | The South Carolina Railroad Museum, 110 Industrial Park Road, Winnsboro | 803.712.4135

SCRMAll Aboard the BBQ Dinner Train! View the countryside and enjoy the breeze from a beautiful open air car as you travel to Rion for a delicious BBQ dinner with your family. Be sure to mark your calendars for Pumpkin Patch Rides October 21 and 28, where each child can get off of the train at Greenbrier and select a pumpkin! Pumpkin Patch Rides sell out quickly, so act now! Tickets here.


Marchesi Antinori Wine Dinner | Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Sunday, October 15 | 6:30 – 9:30pm | 924-A Senate Street 

Enjoy five perfectly paired courses during this latest in the Ruth’s TasteMaker Dinners Series! Adding Italian touches to Ruth’s traditional steak house fare, this unique dinner pairs five decadent dishes with five luxurious Tuscan wines, including the estate’s flagship wine, the Guado al Tasso. See the mouthwatering menu of courses and pairings, and RSVP here.

Summerville Italian Feast

Sunday October 15 | 11am – 6pm |Hutchinson Square in Historic Downtown Summerville

davide-ragusa-2178Come and celebrate Italian Heritage in Downtown Summerville! Admission is free and there will be fun for the whole family. Experience authentic Italian cuisine from the Low Country Italian Eateries, and enjoy a wide variety of imported and local Italian wines. Let local artists entertain you while celebrating Italian Culture and Heritage throughout the day. More here.

Babysitter Night | Solstice Kitchen

Monday, October 16 | 841 Sparkleberry Lane, Suite 4

Enjoy an “Adults Only” dinner while experienced babysitters take care of your little ones in the Solstice private dining room! Kiddos will be fed & entertained for just $10 each while you relax in the main dining room. There is no age limit, but children must be potty-trained. Call 803.788.6966 to make a reservation – no online reservations are accepted for Babysitter Night. Reservations must be for between 5:30-7pm, and a credit card is required to hold it for you. Space is limited, so call today! More here.

Jameson Dinner

Wednesday, October 18 | Gervais & Vine, 620 Gervais St, Ste A

Hosted by Gervais & Vine, this fabulous event will feature a Jameson Irish Whiskey dinner and food pairing! From Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, Jacob Benchoff and Andrew Thompson will lead you on a tasting journey of newly released Jameson Irish Whiskeys. Head Chef Jason Holowacz will prepare awesome pairings to the tune of live music from Jeff & Zeke! Call now for reservations. More here.

5th Annual HATS OFF to Cancer Survivors 

Thursday, October 19 | Tombo Grille, 4517 Forest Dr, Ste 6

tomboPlease join Oh Salon, Tombo Grille, and friends in celebrating the “HATS OFF” event to benefit the SCOA CARES Foundation & SC Oncology Associates. This year, we will honor SURVIVORS of the Richland County Coroners Office. Event will feature musical guests and fabulous silent auction items, with an “After Party” at Tombo with music from Flat Out Strangers. Tickets are $25 at the door (food, wine & beer included). More here.

30th Annual Chili Cook-Off 

Saturday, October 21 | Five Points

chili con carneIt’s CHILI time! The Chili Cook Off will feature teams battling it out for Columbia’s best chili! Event takes place on Greene Street & Pavilion Avenue from noon to 6pm, and features over 30 awesome chilis, live music, children’s area, craft beers, cornhole, and more! Free admission. More here.

Kid’s Night! | East Bay Deli West Columbia

Wednesday, October 25 | 4 – 9pm | 108 Sunset Court

kidKid’s Night occurs every Wednesday! On October 25, join East Bay Deli West Columbia for a special, spooktacular Kids Night event! From 4-9PM, kids eat for FREE (limitations apply), from 6-8PM kids can enjoy Face Painting by Emeralds Artistry, and at 7PM there will be a Costume Contest! Bring your little ghouls & goblins dressed in their Halloween costume! EBD will be handing out candy and selecting winners for the best costumes (ages 10 & under). More here. 

The Market Fall Festival

Sunday, October 29 | 11am – 5pm | SC State Farmer’s Market | 322 Little Brooke Ln, West Columbia

chris-lawton-154388Hosted by The Market Tea Room & Country Store and The Market Restaurant, this event will help you celebrate the fall season! Enjoy a fun-filled day of food, local artisans, and live entertainment at the SC State Farmer’s Market. Bring the kids in costume for trick or treating with the vendors! More here.

Brunch at Swamp Cabbage Brewery

Sunday, October 29 | 11:30am – 1pm | 921 Brookwood Drive

scJoin Swamp Cabbage for another scrumptious Sunday brunch, and enjoy a 5-course gourmet meal prepared by Chef Jean-Louis and Yvette. Tickets are $25 per person, with beer pairing available for $10 per person. Reserve your spot by Friday, October 27, 2017. More here.

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New to the Menu: Ruth’s Chris

New to the Menu

Celebrate spring at Ruth’s Chris Steak House with a multi-course dining experience that boasts steakhouse favorites as well as exciting new dishes such as Butter Lettuce BLT Salad with a refreshing basil-cucumber ranch dressing, Almond Crusted King Salmon and Cream of Sweet Corn. Enjoy a complete meal that includes a starter, entree, personal side dish and dessert without breaking the bank. Prix Fixe menus starting at just $44.95 per person. Click here to see their new Spring Seasonal Classic menu, Foodies!


You Have to Try This Place: Ruth’s Chris Steak House


Ruth’s Chris Steak House is synonymous with excellence in dining. Their mouthwatering steaks are USDA Prime and broiled exactly the way you like it at 1800 degrees to lock in their delicious corn-fed flavor, plus they are topped with fresh butter so ruths-chris-steak1they sizzle all the way to your table. Ruth’s Chris specializes in the finest custom-aged Midwestern beef with steaks ranging from an 8 oz. Petite Filet to their 40 oz. Porterhouse for Two and anything and everything in between. An impressive array of delicious dinner dishes include barbecued shrimp, whole Maine lobster, lamb chops, stuffed chicken breasts, lobster bisque, shrimp & grits, salmon fillet and more. Click here to view their lunch menu. Click here to view their dinner menu. You will not be disappointed.

ruths-chris-dinner-imgFlavorful steak is not the only thing Ruth’s Chris is known for. Click here to view their wine list that boasts a plethora of wines ranging from white, red, sparkling, Pinot Noir, to Sommelier’s Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon to Proprietary blends. It may just be the largest wine list you have ever laid your eyes on! Ruth’s Chris also offers draft beers, South Carolina craft beers, lagers, ales and more – view their beer & cigars menu here. Additionally, Ruth’s Chris has a large array of cocktails & spirits – view the list here. You can round out your meal with one of their Dessert Cocktails:

-The Chrissie: Frangelico, Hangar One vodka, Chambord, and Haagen-Daaz vanilla ice cream
-Espresso Martini: Bailey’s Irish Cream, Grand Marnier, Kahlua, espresso
-Tiramisu Martini: Tia Maria, Amaretto Disaronno, Stoli vanilla vodka, and cream
-Patron XO Espresso Martini: Patron XO Cafe, Baileys Irish cream, Stolichnaya Vanilla Vodka and cream
-Godiva Chocolate Martini: Godiva Dark Chocolate, Stolichnaya Vanilla Vodka, Kahlua and cream


Foodies, we also must tell you about Ruth’s Hour at the bar! They have a cozy lounge area in which you can enjoy their Sizzle, Swizzle & Swirl featuring promotionally-priced food and beverage items daily from 4pm – 6:30pm.

veal-osso-buco-ravioliDuring Ruth’s Hour you and your friends can enjoy dishes like Seared Ahi Tuna for $10 (save $7) and Veal Osso Buco Ravioli for $9 (save $6).  In the mood for something hearty? Order the All American Burger with julienne french fries for $11.50 (save $5.50) or a Crab Cake Sandwich with shoestring fries for $10 (save $6). Yum.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House is a premier fine dining restaurant in Columbia, SC area and is located at the Hilton Columbia Center Hotel on Senate Street in the heart of downtown Columbia. This makes it a very easy meeting spot on Thanksgiving Day! Take the stress out of hosting your holiday gathering. Celebrate the season at Ruth’s Chris and enjoy their award-winning dinner menu or savor a traditional turkey feast. Adults just $39.95 and children: $12.95. View their Thanksgiving menu here!

To make a reservation at this Columbia steakhouse, please call (803)212-6666 or click here to reserve your table! Enjoy!

See Ruth’s Chris Steak House Facebook page here.

924-A Senate Street, Hilton Columbia Center Hotel |

Hours: Breakfast: 7am-10:30am | Lunch Daily: 11am-3pm | Dinner: Sunday-Thursday at 3pm-10pm & 3pm-11pm